Last week growing degree days = 221
Historical average growing degree days = 175
Growing degree days since planting = 2151
Historical average since planting = 1858
We collected about the same number of growing degree units this week as we did the week before, which was significantly higher than average in both cases. Even though we didn't have any appreciable rain, the corn has shown little sign of stress, and appears to be maturing normally. The stalk drying continued slowly this week, but still has a long way to go before this season is over.